What is this nonsense I keep reading about the album being bad? In what way is it possibly bad? Yes, it is vastly different to S.C.I.E.N.C.E, but great bands grow and evolve just like all good things. So I’m gonna try and defend the changes here.
Ben Kenny: You may have loved Dirk Lance, he was a fantastic bassist. However, Ben Kenny is a better musician (shown to the full on the DVD, “Alive at the Red Rocks”). He adds a totally new dimension to Incubus because he manages to create brand new chords and sonic ambience. Incubus have always been about experimentation, especially live. Ben Kenny adds to that in a way which I don’t think Dirk Lance ever did.
DJ Kilmore: Stop having a go at him! Just because he doesn’t do scratching all the time doesn’t mean he’s not doing anything! He works to create a scope which you would notice quite a lot if it weren’t there.
Brandon: He’s writing catchy lyrics so people say he’s sold out. WTF? I’m sorry, but why, every time a band starts writing better songs, which more people will like, do all these narrow minded idiots come out the woodwork to insult original, effective, quality work?
The mix: It’s not overproduced, like so much is today. So what you get on the album is what you here live. It’s fantastic! What you’e hearing is Incubus playing, not loads of effects and compression.
The songs: are great. They aren’t bad. How are they bad? I’ve read that they all sound the same. Well they don’t – in fact, I don’t know too many more albums as diverse as this. All the songs on Fungus Amongus sound the same – don’t get me wrong it’s good, but it’s good for a bunch of 17 year olds. S.C.I.E.N.C.E songs are very similar bar 2, so how people can complain, I don’t know.
This is one of the most fantastic albums of the year. Don’t let those who are stuck in the past get to your heads. BUY THIS ALBUM!!